The dbs – ” I Thought You Wanted To Know: 1978-1981 “

Posted: October 29, 2021 in MUSIC
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New Wave and power-pop greats The dB’s are releasing a double album of early demos, titled “I Thought You Wanted to Know”, that will be out October 15th via newly launched Propeller Sound Recordings. “What we have here are home and field recordings of the dB’s,” says the band’s Peter Holsapple. “Most of these tracks predate the release of “Stands for deciBels” by two to three years, and were the basis of the signing of the band to Albion Records UK in 1980.”

Many of The dB’s early classics are here in rawer form, with a few of them seeing the light for the first time ever; it’s also the first time most of them have ever been made available on vinyl. You can listen to the “NY Rocker Sessions” demo of “Bad Reputation” (which ended up on their 1981 debut) 

dB’s member Chris Stamey just reissued The Robust Beauty of Improper Linear Models in Decision Making Vol 1 & 2 and is part of the upcoming live tribute to Big Star in NYC.

23 Tracks of Remastered Early Singles, Demos, and Live Recordings with insert or booklet.

“What we have here are home and field recordings of The dB’s. Most of these tracks predate the release of “Stands For Decibels” by two to three years and were the basis of the signing of the band to Albion Records (UK) in 1980. Some songs are being released to the public for the first time in this package. Now, almost thirty years after a number of these tracks first saw the light of day on Rhino Records, we find ourselves in the position of releasing the earliest of these selections from our archives to a whole new audience. It’s the first time most have been on vinyl. The live recordings were found after months of Chris sifting through a trove of ancient cassettes, and we are glad to be able to include these key songs from those early years.”
Peter Holsapple, The dB’s – Durham, NC – 2021

Bad Reputation (New York Rocker Sessions) · The dB’s Bad Reputation Holsapple Music / Lovolar Music BMI, admin. by Concord Music Publishing Released on: 2021-08-17

Really sad, heartbreaking news to report. Bobby Sutcliff of The Windbreakers has passed away tonight as Tim Lee posted. This breaks my heart. Not only was Bobby an amazing guy, but The Windbreakers (and his solo recordings) were cornerstones to my musical library. RIP Bobby – we love you and will never forget you!

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